Friday, May 27, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Turquoise Angels

Turquoise Angels on Etsy is a a family owned company from Purcellville, Virginia. Turquoise Angels offers the most beautiful Tutus and Hair Accessories for little girls to enhance that special day.  Do you remember when you were a little girl, how you danced around in your new dress pretending to be a princess.  Or when you put on your mother's high heel shoes as you stubbled across the floor feeling all grown up and pretty.  Turquoise Angel's beautiful accessories adds that enchanted touch of fantasy and beauty to your little girls special day.

If you are questioning the quality or professionalism of Turquoise Angels, well the customer feedbacks saids it all.  Turquoise Angels has received a feedback rating 100% Positive!  Customers feedbacks include comments like: "Gorgeous product, terrific communication," "OMG it's sooo cute!!!" and "Great Quality!"

Turquoise Angels takes great pride in their products.  As stated in their profile, "We specializing in infusing art and clothing. We provide ever evolving, stylish printed and handmade apparel and accessories. Our mother-daughter design team covers the generation gap by combining unique patterns and prints fashionable for all ages." 

Dream Angel Great for Weddings, Pageants, Photo Props, Parties

Turquoise, light blue and yellow layered tutu dress with three flowers. Bodice is made of a soft wide elastic band for comfort. Flowers may vary by style or design due to availability but will be in a beautiful coordinating color.

ister Custom Boutique Tutu Set -
You Design- Two, two color custom made tutus.
What is your favorite color? Choose any two color combination and Turquoise Angel will make matching tutus for your little angels.

Doggie Diva Tutu-
Fits dogs 8 to 15 pounds
Tinkerbell two tone green, powder puff, ballerina length tutu for dogs. Layered apple and kelly green on a soft wide elastic waist band.

How about something for your child's special friend? This tutu set includes a child's tutu and a tutu for a small Dog or a Doll Fits dolls American Girl size.

This site is filled with great hair accessories too and other handmade items.  If you would like to see more of Turquoise Angels  beautiful designs please visit Turquoise Angels on

or Follow Turquoise Angels on:!/TurquoiseAngelsBoutique!/TurquoiseAngels

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BESTeam Feature: 95% of proceeds donated to Help Humanity

How many business do you know that are willing to donate 95% of their proceeds to developing Counties?  "Art on Behalf" does just that!  Kate from Saint Louis is the owner of "Art on Behalf", according to her profile 95% of the proceeds from each item in her shop will go to provide clean water in developing countries, free modern day slaves, care for orphans, or provide medical help to those with HIV. This shop was created on behalf of them.

Kate is not a professional artist, nor does she claim to be. Her mission is a mission of the heart.  Kate believes in using beauty to fight back against the ugliness in our world, and fighting back against forces of injustice with acts of selfless love.

Kate ask that you wear or display her art on behalf of hope, and on behalf of the people who will benefit from the proceeds of "Art on Behalf".

With just $5 you can make a difference.  This Orphan Care Bracelet is a great way to show your support. This bracelet is hand woven from embroidery floss. Pink, green, and blue are the favorite colors of Kate's little sisters and brother who are adopted from China and Ethiopia. Although these three children have been brought into my family and given hope, hundreds of thousands of orphaned children just like them remain. Wear this bracelet on behalf of them.

This beautiful photograph was taken by Kate herself while in a church meeting in Morogoro, Tanzania. This church is struggling to help the members of it's community who are infected or affected by HIV and AIDs. The purchase of this print will directly help communities such as this one.  This photograph is printed on a matte paper, and altered with water color and it's just $10.

Esperanza is a beautiful Spanish word. It means hope.  90% of proceeds from this piece will go to the
"Not For Sale Campaign" ( to aid in the fight against Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.  The average cost of a slave around the world is $90.  By purchasing "Esperanza" for just $15, you will help to the fight against Human trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

This World belongs to us all.  These are our brothers and sister who are in need of help of our help.  Please visit "Art on Behalf" and share your love with a message of hope.

Below is a list of Programs your purchases will be supporting:
Lahash International:
Blood: Water Mission:
Not For Sale Campaign:
John M. Perkins Foundation:
Shaohannah's Hope:
A Beautiful I dea:

To follow Kate on her amazing journey visit Artonbehalfof's blog

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Natural Identical essential oil... Not so Natural

Natural Identical essential oils are a blend of natural essential oils and aromatic compounds. They are a great alternative to pure essential oils for providing an identical aroma for your cosmetics, soaps, and candles at a fraction of the cost. When compared to fragrant oils that are 100% synthetic, nature identical oils have fewer synthetic compounds.

However, Nature identical essential oils are NOT suited for aromatherapy and therapeutic applications. They offer no medicinal properties whatsoever! Beware as more and more companies are offering popular essential oils such as sandalwood and lavender in the form of "Natural Identical essential oils."

Ancient Oils' shop

Friday, May 6, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Mending the Heart Chakra

Mending the Heart Chakra with Colors and Gemstones

The Heart Chakra is the fourth chakra and the center of own being. It is said to be the bridge between the physical and spiritual.  The heart chakra is located in the center of the body and metaphorically speaking, love is the center of your life.  This chakra rules over Love: unconditional love, self-love, forgiveness, relationships, intimacy and devotion.  This is why a broken heart affects us so strongly.  Whether, the lost of a loved one or a broken relationship it is important to balance the heart chakra for wholeness. When the heart chakra is out of balance or block, one may experience feelings of depression and loneliness.

At MysticWynd's, a shop on Etsy, you will find Jewelry design to enhance your energy, mood and physical well being.  MysticWynd's is owned by Karen from Arizona.  Karen is very knowledgeable in jewelry design and gemstones.  At MysticWynd's you will not only find beautiful jewelry made from semiprecious stone, you will also learn about the properties of gemstones  incorporated in a each design.  Here are a few pieces that would help balance the Heart Chakra.

Teardrop Necklace w Fireworks Jasper and Gemstones in Black, Green, and Yellow

A gorgeous Fireworks Jasper Teardrop provides the focal point in this earthy and stylish necklace design.  In correspondence with the Heart Chakra this combination of Fireworks Jasper is great for centering, promoting happiness, good fortune, and banishing grief.  While, the Crazy lace agate absorbs emotional pain; counteract physical low periods; improves stamina. Then there's Crazy horse stone for encouraging gentleness, relaxation and comfort, with an added touch of Yellow Jadeite to promotes unity during our difficult time.

 Inspired by vintage jewelry styles and updated for today's fashion looks and colors, this beautiful necklace combines beautiful deep pink roses with two shades of pink glass pearls for a look that is simply timeless.

The color Pink also relates to the heart chakra being the color of love.  Pink enhances understanding, self-controlled, adaptable, sympathetic, compassionate, generous, humble, nature loving, and romantic.

Soft as a spring breeze, gentle as a spring morn... these darling earrings combine a soft rose pink with a delicious light green for a design that murmurs springtime. I've added some shimmery medium pink Swarovski pearls and crystals as well as gleaming gold plated beadcaps to create this beautiful floral fantasy.

If you would like to learn more about Karen's Jewelry and the properties of gemstones visit MysticWynd's 

You can also follow her on several social networking sites:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feature : Ardent Reverie named Rawards' Accessories Artist of the Year

Melanie and Meghan Mina have messed their unique styles together to create "Ardent Reverie". Ardent Reverie is a Unique Shop on Etsy owned by two very talented sisters.   At least, talented enough to of won the accessories artist of the year award at the RAWards show, Congratulations Girls!

These two young ladies began crafting at a young age. Their love for crafting carried on and they soon began to wonder if they could make more of their abilities and share them with other people. On October 8, 2009 they launched their Etsy store. It was a learning process to say the least and will always be a continuous learning process that will allow their shop to grow.

At Ardent Reverie you will find hats, scarves, hair accessories, jewelry, even solid perfume necklaces and painting!

Ardent Reverie is where you can find unique handmade accessories such as this Shawl. Not your mother's shawls mind you, but a Fun, Modern, Shawls, Love it!

Lightweight and cozy, this hand crochet shawl will wrap around you with elegance and will be a great outfit topper that transitions well from day to night.

Multiple chains combined together to make a simple but lovely choker. Accented with a removable flower clip that also doubles as a hair clip.

Want to learn about the "Ardent Reverie?" Visit their blog on
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